Monday, August 04, 2008

Josh Weintraub Hasn't Helped GMAC, So They Promoted Him

From the Wall Street Journal,

ResCap Under Duress in Derivatives

Mortgage lender Residential Capital LLC's value in the credit markets is like that of a company on the verge of taking its last breath.

ResCap, parent GMAC LLC, and General Motors Corp, which holds a 49% stake in GMAC and reported abysmal earnings Friday, are also under duress in the $62 trillion derivatives market.

Derivatives investors are now paying $7 million up front to insure $10 million of ResCap's bonds, plus $500,000 annually for five years based on credit-default-swap levels. This high cost is extreme but not out of context considering the going value of ResCap's bonds outstanding.

ResCap's junk-rated 8.375% notes due in 2010 were valued at all of 29.5 cents Friday. Other bonds, such as the 8.5% notes due in 2012 and the 8.875% bonds due in 2015 traded as low as 25 cents on the dollar, according to KDP Investment Advisors.

But guess what? Eerily mirroring his *rise* at a sinking Bear Stearns, Josh Weintraub was just promoted at foundering GMAC!

It didn’t take long for the ex-Bear Stearns mortgage hands to move to the front of the pack at Residential Capital, LLC, with GMAC Financial Services announcing Tuesday that Thomas Marano had been named chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately, replacing current CEO Jim Jones.

ResCap also said it had promoted Josh Weintraub into the role of ResCap vice chairman; Weintraub joined the company along with Marano, so his rise shouldn’t come as a surprise.

I am actually still laughing at that article that I referenced which called Tom Marano a "mortgage whiz". For crying out loud, these clowns bankrupted an 85 year old investment bank with their wizardry.

I guess if your ship is destined to sink, as GMAC is, why not hire the crew from the Titanic?

Now obviously I don't have much on Josh Weintraub today - though a couple of his high school classmates have recently emailed me some *dirt* on him. But I just had to pen another blog on Josh because, well, his family frantically checks my blog almost everyday to see if there are any more comments on their golden child - I guess.

Or perhaps they've been smitten by my wells of insight and wit?


Anonymous said...

YOU have a wife and a child? Wow -- I was sure with that pic of yourself you were gay; awfully queeny to have a beefcake pic (albeit without a face, and who knows whose body it is?)

CaptiousNut said...

I just love how when one googles *josh weintraub*....that the first search results are MY POSTS!

From Bear Stearns and stealing from clients, shareholders, and making asinine bets....

...Over to GMAC where they simply rob taxpayers!

A thief is a thief.

Anonymous said...

Josh Weintraub was in my fraternity at Lehigh. During hell week, while being restricted to a confined space, Josh decided to pee all over some of my pledge brothers and into this space...that's tells you what kind of guy he is!

CaptiousNut said...


Guess what, I've only heard two *Lehigh* stories now and both of them involve pee!

Classmate of mine went to a Lehigh frat party. He and his *brothers* climbed on the roof and peed on the line waiting to get in!